Contributor: Neeraja Rentachintala

MapR Converge Blog author, Neeraja Rentachintala

As Vice President of Product Management, Neeraja Rentachintala is responsible for the product vision/strategy, roadmap and GTM of the MapR Analytics, NoSQL database, Streaming & Cloud products. Prior to MapR, Neeraja held numerous product management and engineering roles at Informatica, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and, most recently at Informatica driving their Data Services/Data Virtualization product line.

Neeraja received a BS in Electronics and Communications from the National Institute of Technology in India and various business program certifications from University of Washington, MIT Sloan School of Management and Stanford University.

Blog Posts by Neeraja Rentachintala

November 07, 2018 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

The MapR Clarity Program Is Your Clear Path to AI, Hybrid and Multi-Cloud, Containers, and Operational Analytics

MapR is excited to announce the Clarity program, comprising our latest product release MapR 6.1 and our StepUp program. StepUp is a free assessment service that provides a comprehensive understanding of your current data environment and gives you best...

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October 15, 2018 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Observations on Customer Journeys on Hybrid Cloud Deployments, Kubernetes, AI/ML, and Real-Time Analytics and Security with a Next-Generation Data Platform

We just finished our customer advisory board meetings in the EMEA region. The meetings were highly productive with in-depth product and technology conversations and great feedback about the products MapR has already delivered and innovations lined up...

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September 26, 2017 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

MapR Database 6.0 - The Modern Database for Global Data-Intensive Applications

Today, we are delighted to announce the next level of advancement of the MapR platform with the latest release of MapR Database - The modern database for global data-intensive applications. At MapR, we are fortunate to work alongside leading global 2000...

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November 02, 2016 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Apache Drill SQL Query Optimization | Whiteboard Walkthrough

In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough video, Neeraja Rentachintala, Senior Director of Product Management at MapR Technologies, explains how Apache Drill optimization achieves interactive performance for low latency SQL queries on very large data...

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September 14, 2016 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Apache Drill 1.8 Released on MapR Data Platform

Today we are excited to announce the availability of Drill 1.8 on the MapR Data Platform. As part of the Apache Drill community, we continue to deliver iterative releases of Drill, providing significant feature enhancements along with enterprise readiness...

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August 03, 2016 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Big Data SQL: Overview of Apache Drill Query Execution Capabilities – Whiteboard Walkthrough

In this week’s Whiteboard Walkthrough, Neeraja Rentachintala, Senior Director of Product Management at MapR Technologies, gives an overview of how open source Apache Drill achieves low latency for interactive SQL queries carried out on large datasets...

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May 19, 2016 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

What a Difference a Year Makes: Happy Anniversary, Apache Drill

What does a superior product, a strong community, and successful customers add up to? The answer is incredible momentum, and that's what Apache Drill has experienced this past year. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Apache Drill first became...

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April 06, 2016 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Apache Drill 1.6 and the MapR Data Platform - The Emergence of a New Generation Stack for “JSON-Enabled” Big Data Analytics

Today we are very excited to announce the release of Apache Drill 1.6 on the MapR Data Platform. Drill has been on the path of rapid iterative releases for one and a half years now, gathering amazing traction with customers and OSS community users on...

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February 17, 2016 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Apache Arrow – New Level of Performance and Interoperability for Big Data Analytics

Today we at MapR would like to congratulate Apache Arrow, a cross system data layer to speed up big data analytics and a brand new addition to the Apache Open Source Software community on its announcement as a Top Level project. Scalable and high performance...

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January 13, 2016 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

A Brief Overview of Performance Enhancements in Apache Drill 1.4

Today we are excited to announce that Apache Drill 1.4 is now available on the MapR Distribution. Drill 1.4 is a production-ready and supported version on MapR and can be downloaded from here and find the 1.4 release notes here. Building on the foundation...

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October 29, 2015 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Drill into Your Big Data Today with Apache Drill

Apache Drill has been gaining significant user adoption and community momentum since its initial Beta availability in September 2014. The generally available version of Drill—Drill 1.0—was released in May 2015, and numerous customers have deployed and...

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October 21, 2015 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Leveraging new features in Drill 1.2 - ANSI SQL Analytic/Window functions

Today we are very excited to announce the latest version of Apache Drill, 1.2,) as part of the MapR distribution. Drill 1.2 packages for MapR can be downloaded at can experiment with the release...

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May 19, 2015 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Industry's First Schema-free SQL Engine - Apache Drill 1.0 is Now Generally Available

Today, we are extremely excited and proud to announce the general availability (GA) of Apache Drill 1.0, as part of the MapR Distribution. Congratulations to the Drill community on this significant milestone and achievement! Incubated in September 2012...

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May 04, 2015 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Apache Drill 0.9 Released - One Step Away from General Availability

Today, the Apache Drill community announced the release of Drill 0.9, and MapR is very excited to package this release as part of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop. With its continued project momentum and rapid enterprise and open source community...

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April 02, 2015 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Apache Drill 0.8 Released – Now as Part of the MapR Distribution

Since its Beta release in September '14, Apache Drill, the most flexible SQL-on-Hadoop technology, is making great strides in terms of the product progress as well as the community adoption. With four significant iterative releases (0.5, 0.6, 0.7...

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February 02, 2015 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

How to Analyze Highly Dynamic Datasets with Apache Drill

Today’s data is dynamic and application-driven. The growth of a new era of business applications driven by industry trends such as web/social/mobile/IOT are generating datasets with new data types and new data models. These applications are iterative...

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December 09, 2014 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Evolving Parquet as self-describing data format – New paradigms for consumerization of Hadoop data

With Hadoop becoming more prominent in customer environments, one of the frequent questions we hear from users is what should be the storage format to persist data in Hadoop. The data format selection is a critical decision especially as Hadoop evolves...

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November 13, 2014 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

How to Turn Raw Data from Yelp into Insights in Minutes with Apache Drill

Apache Drill is one of the fastest growing open source projects, with the community making rapid progress with monthly releases. The latest release of Drill 0.6 is another important milestone for the project and builds on the product with key enhancements...

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September 16, 2014 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Top 10 Reasons for Using Apache Drill - Now as Part of MapR Distribution Including Hadoop

Since Apache Drill 0.4 was released in August for experimentation on the MapR Distribution, there has been tremendous interest in the customer and partner community on the promise and potential of Drill to unlock the new types of data in their Hadoop...

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August 12, 2014 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Self Service Data Exploration is Here: Apache Drill 0.4.0 Release Is Now Available

Congratulations to the Apache Drill community on reaching a big milestone. Apache Drill 0.4.0—a developer preview—has just been released. This is the first in a series of monthly builds the project team will deliver as it drives towards Beta and GA milestones...

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May 12, 2014 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Why Apache Drill Matters - Agility in the Face of Change

This is was origionally posted on The HIVE on May 12, 2014. Recently I happened to observe martial arts agility training at my son’s Taekwondo school. The ability to move quickly, change direction and still be coordinated enough to throw an effective...

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April 20, 2014 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

Apache Drill Approaches New Milestone

Following the alpha milestone release in November 2013, the open source incubator project Apache Drill is well on its way towards its next big milestone, the 1.0 beta release. In fact, you can be part of the project by joining the hack-a-thon on April...

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February 11, 2014 | By Neeraja Rentachintala

HP Vertica on MapR – Enterprise SQL-on-Hadoop Option for Sophisticated BI Needs

Today we are very excited to announce early access of the new HP Vertica Analytics Platform on MapR at the O’Reilly Strata Conference: Making Data Work. This solution tightly integrates HP Vertica’s high-performance analytic platform directly on the MapR...

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